Mac shipments are outpacing the PC market as a whole 3 to 1 and “in sales to business, the Mac’s year-to-year growth last quarter was nearly eight times faster,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Needham’s Charlie Wolf found lots of good news for Apple (AAPL) in IDC’s report on the state of the worldwide PC market for Q3 2010,” P.E.D. reports. “At 28.5%, Mac shipment growth in the September quarter easily outpaced the PC’s market growth rate of 9.7%… The Mac became the dollar share leader in the U.S. home market with a 29.4% dollar share… Mac shipments in the business market increased 66.3% compared with just 8.5% shipment growth in the business market overall.”
P.E.D. reports, “Notwithstanding its premium prices compared with Windows PCs, the Mac should continue to growth faster than the overall PC market, propelled by the multiple halo effects now emanating from the iPod, iPhone and iPad.”
Read more in the full article, with Wolf’s spreadsheets showing the Mac’s sales growth by market segment and region, here.